....IS A DESCENDANT OF THE SPANIARD JOSE TUDELA
By a matter of a few seconds, Jenna Carly Tudela became the first baby born on Guam at 12:01 on January 1 this year, beating another baby also born at 12:01.
The Tudelas of the Marianas trace their lineage back to a Spaniard, Jose Tudela, who held various positions in the local government. He married a Chamorro, Francisca Ramirez. At the time of the American capture of Guam in 1898, the bulk of the family moved to Saipan, still under Spanish control. One son stayed on Guam, whose descendants are mainly in Talofofo. Some of the Saipan Tudelas moved to Guam in the last few decades.